Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, the head legal counsel of embattled actress Claudine Barretto, admitted that he is a big supporter of the LGBT community.
Topacio made the statement in an interview on the ABS-CBN show "Aquino and Abunda Tonight," when asked of his rumored ties to LGBTs.
"Actually, I am proud to say that last April 4, 2014, noong fundraising ng Ladlad party-list, I was declared as the country's first honorary gay," the lawyer told host Boy Abunda, who is openly gay.
"I am proud to say, beki aketch," he added.
Topacio made it clear, however, that he is a straight man, saying that he is "happily married."
He also denied rumors linking him to Barretto.
"She's the optimum star and sino ba naman ako? And besides, I'm happily married," he stressed.